Monthly Archives: February 2012

21 Tips to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

I came to this point in my life when I did not know what do anymore. Everyone is demanding so much time, attention, and money from me. When I to give them what they need, I cry helplessly.

I feel like I have to be this superwoman who always saves the day. I feel like I am in a constant cycle of trying to make everybody around me happy–not knowing that I am fully sacrificing my own happiness already for their sake. I put others’ happiness before my own. I give them all that I have just so they would be happy. I give them all my time, attention, and money… but it will never be enough.

I know I should be happy whenever I help other people. But I can not help but feel that at the end of the day, all I have is myself and nothing else.

And today, I realized that I am a people-pleaser. I know there are others like me… others who feel trapped and helpless as well.

I want to stop being a people-pleaser but I do not know how. I sometimes feel abused already but I still cannot stop. I am always torn when it comes to decision-making. I cannot just do what I want, because then I would always have to think what others would feel.

I simply do not want to be a failure… 😦

To those who are people-pleasers like me, I want to share with you this article that I read online: 21 Tips to Stop Being a People-Pleaser by Margarita Tartakovsky.

People-pleasers “want everyone around them to be happy and they will do whatever is asked of them to keep it that way,” according to Susan Newman, Ph.D, a New Jersey-based social psychologist and author of The Book of No: 250 Ways to Say It—And Mean It and Stop People-Pleasing Forever.

“They put everyone else before themselves,” she said. For some, saying “yes” is a habit; for others, “it’s almost an addiction that makes them feel like they need to be needed.” This makes them feel important and like they’re “contributing to someone else’s life.”

People-pleasers yearn for outside validation. Their “personal feeling of security and self-confidence is based on getting the approval of others,” said Linda Tillman, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist in Atlanta, GA and assertiveness expert. Thus, at the core, people-pleasers lack confidence, she said.

They worry how others will view them when they say no. “People don’t want to be seen as lazy, uncaring, selfish or totally egocentric,” Newman said. They fear “they’ll be disliked and cut from the group,” whether it’s friends, family or co-workers.

What many people-pleasers don’t realize is that people-pleasing can have serious risks. Not only does it put a lot of pressure and stress on you, Newman said, but “essentially you can make yourself sick from doing too much.” If you’re overcommitted, you probably get less sleep and get more anxious and upset. You’re also “depleting your energy resources.” “In the worst case scenario, you’ll wake up and find yourself depressed, because you’re on such overload because you possibly can’t do it all,” she said.

Here’s a slew of strategies to help you stop being a people-pleaser and finally say no.

1. Realize you have a choice.

People-pleasers often feel like they have to say yes when someone asks for their help. Remember that you always have a choice to say no, Newman said.

2. Set your priorities.

Knowing your priorities and values helps you put the brakes on people-pleasing. You know when you feel comfortable saying no or saying yes. Ask yourself, “What are the most important things to me?” Newman suggested.

3. Stall.

Whenever someone asks you for a favor, it’s perfectly OK to say that you’ll need to think about it. This gives you the opportunity to consider if you can commit to helping them. (Also important is to ask the person for details about the commitment.)

Newman suggested asking yourself: “How stressful is this going to be? Do I have the time to do this? What am I going to give up? How pressured am I going to feel? Am I going to be upset with this person who’s asking?”

Asking yourself these questions is key because, as Newman said, very often after you’ve said yes or helped out, you’re left wondering, “What was I thinking?” I neither have the time nor the expertise to help out.

If the person needs an answer right away, “your automatic answer can be no,” Newman said. That’s because “Once you say yes, you’re stuck.” By saying no automatically, “you leave yourself an option” to say yes later if you’ve realized that you’re available. And “you’ve also gotten it off your must-do or don’t-want to do list.”

4. Set a time limit.

If you do agree to help out, “limit your time frame,” Newman said. Let the person know that “I’m only available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.,” for example.

5. Consider if you’re being manipulated.

Sometimes, people are clearly taking advantage of you, so it’s important to watch out for manipulators and flatterers, Newman said. How do you spot them? She said, “Often the people who flatter you will say [statements like], ‘Oh you’re so good at baking cakes, would you make a cake for my child’s birthday?’ or ‘I don’t know how to put this bookcase together, but you’re so handy, can you help me out?’”

A classic line is “Nobody does this better than you do,” she said. Also, these people “will either coax you into doing something or try to tell you what your availability is or what your time frame is.” Basically, before you know it, they make the decision for you.

6. Create a mantra.

Figure out a mantra you can say to yourself to stop you from people-pleasing. It can even be a visual as simple as a big “No” flashing when a certain friend who “can always talk you into something” approaches you, Newman said.

7. Say no with conviction.

“The first no to anyone is always the hardest,” Newman said. But once you get over that first bump, “you will be well on your way to getting off the yes treadmill.” Also, remember that you’re saying no for good reasons. “You get time for yourself and for the people you really want to help,” she said.

8. Use an empathic assertion.

Some people initially think that being assertive means “stepping all over people,” Tillman said. Instead, she explained that “assertiveness is really about connection.”

Using an empathic assertion “means that you put yourself in the other person’s shoes as you assert yourself,” Tillman said. So you let the person know that you understand where they’re coming from, but unfortunately, you can’t help. “People need to feel heard and understood,” and this is a respectful way of asserting yourself and saying no.

9. Consider if it’s worth it.

When asserting yourself, Tillman suggested asking yourself, “Is it really worth it?” It’s probably not worth it to tell your boss about his annoying habit, but it is worth it to tell your friend that you can’t do lunch because you’re super busy.

10. Don’t give a litany of excuses.

It’s tempting to want to defend your decision to say no to someone so they understand your reasoning. But this actually backfires. According to Newman, “As soon as you start explaining, you give the other person lots of wiggle room to come back and say, ‘Oh, you can do that later,’ ‘You can adjust your schedule’ or ‘That’s not as important as what I’m asking.’”

11. Start small.

“Everything we learn how to do we learn through a process,” so take baby steps, Tillman said. Instead of barging into your boss’s office to ask for a raise, talk with your immediate supervisor first about how to prepare yourself for the talk, she said.

12. Practice successive approximation.

Successive approximation means taking “one step in the direction you want to go” and rewarding yourself for getting that far, Tillman said. If your neighbor’s dog’s barking is driving you crazy, make efforts to confront the person by first saying “Good morning,” as you’re both leaving the house, she said. Another time, you might mention how noisy the neighborhood has been. If he doesn’t get the hint, you can knock on his door and use an empathic assertion.

It can help to write down “how you get from A to Z,” Tillman said. This also helps you gain courage to confront the person, she added.

13. Don’t apologize — if it’s not your fault.

People-pleasers tend to be serial apologists, Tillman said. Pay attention to when you’re apologizing and consider if you’re really at fault. Ask yourself if you’re responsible for the situation, she said. Usually, the answer is no.

14. Remember that saying no has its benefits.

As Newman said, “you as a person are entitled to your time and you need to rest and rejuvenate to be there for the people you want to help out.” Look at saying no as an opportunity to spend your time doing what you value in your life.

15. Set clear boundaries — and follow through.

“We all have physical or emotional limits,” Newman said, and because of these limits, we have to set boundaries. Ask yourself what you’re willing to do, and don’t go beyond these limits. Also, be clear in communicating your boundaries. Say what you’re thinking and what you want.

Letting someone step over your boundaries without voicing your frustrations can lead you to “bottle up this negative feeling about a person…to the point when you have a blowup and really hurt someone’s feelings or end the relationship” completely,” she said.

For instance, you might “have a friend who’s just so emotionally needy and negative that she calls you all the time with her problems and wants you to listen,” Newman said. But “even just listening is asking a favor…[and] every time you hang out, you’re miserable and she feels better.” Respect your boundaries, and at some point, say to her, “I can’t help you,” Newman said.

There also are subtle ways to respect your boundaries. You might “start taking every other call and wean yourself off of her.” You can do the same thing with a person who calls you at your busiest time of day. You might say, “I can’t be available for you at 2:30 because I’m at the office; let’s set up a particular time to talk,” she said. When setting up the time, offer one that works best for you.

Setting physical boundaries might mean telling a person that they can’t just pop over when they want to or borrow your things without asking, she said.

16. Don’t be scared of the fallout.

People-pleasers often worry that after they say no, the fallout will be catastrophic. But as Newman said, “the fallout is never as bad as we think it is.” In fact, “it’s usually very insignificant.” Why? For starters, “people are not thinking about you as much as you think.” Usually after you say no, a person is more focused on who they’ll be asking next to help them than your so-called betrayal, she said.

Even a significant request such as being the maid of honor at your friend’s wedding isn’t disastrous. Being the maid of honor “takes a lot of time, energy and money,” which you may not have. You saying that “I’m really honored and this means so much to me, but I won’t be able to do it,” “isn’t going to ruin the wedding,” Newman said. “If you have a solid friendship, this isn’t going to end it.”

17. Consider who you want to have your time.

Newman suggested asking yourself, “Who do I really want to help?” As she put it, “Do you want to be there for your parents or some friend from college who lived down the hall who you partied with a lot who’s back in your life and really demanding?”

18. Self-soothe.

Using positive self-talk is “like being a good mother to yourself,” Tillman said. You can use this to remind yourself of your priorities and boundaries. For instance, you might say “I can do this,” “I have the right to park in this parking spot,” “I made the decision that’s right for me” or “My values are more important than saying yes in this situation.”

19. Recognize when you’ve been successful.

Many people-pleasers tend to focus on what went wrong, Tillman said. Counteract this tendency by keeping a journal with the times you handled a situation well, such as when you were assertive or didn’t apologize. In fact, you might be surprised at “how many more times you’re responding confidently,” she said.

20. Keep a confidence file.

Since a lack of confidence can cause your people-pleasing ways, keep a file with positive and praising emails, cards or anything else, Tillman said. (For instance, Psych Central associate editor Therese Borchard keeps a self-esteem file.) It can even come in handy when asking for that raise. Tillman suggested printing out any emails or letters of praise you’ve received from co-workers or higher-ups and taking them to your boss as another reason why you deserve a raise.

21. Realize that you can’t be everything to everyone.

Again, people-pleasers want to make everyone happy. While you might make someone happy temporarily, Newman said, it doesn’t work long term. And you can get hurt in the process. “People who preserve their time and energy and don’t say yes to everyone also realize that they can’t make other people happy,” she said. People-pleasers must realize that the only thoughts and feelings they can change are their own.

So after reading this, I now know what I must do, LEARN TO SAY NO.

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Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte (Day 2)

Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte (Day 2)

Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte (Day 2)

Disclaimer: This is a late post.

Training officially starts today, February 7! I woke up at 5:30 am as usual and went on preparing for the day. We had breakfast in a small carinderia. I had nilagang baka, half cup of rice, and a bottle of water. Whew! So full even though their servings are pretty small. After that, we just toured the area looking for possible places where we’ll be having our meals. Tired from walking, we decided to go to the City Hall and just wait for the trainees to arrive by 8am. I just took lots of pictures of the area… It was a serene and peaceful moment–just me, my camera, and the surroundings. 🙂

Kapatagan City Hall

Kapatagan City Hall

Welcome to Kapatagan!

Welcome to Kapatagan!

Posing in front of the city hall.

Posing in front of the city hall.

This is what their tricycle looks like.

This is what their tricycle looks like.

And this is their sikad.

And this is their sikad.

By 8am, we went up to the function room of the city hall where we will be conducting our training. We have a total of 6 trainees, 5 pharmacy assistants and 1 pharmacist. 

Sir Paul lecturing on HR Matters and Store Procedures.

Sir Paul lecturing on HR Matters and Store Procedures.

Inside the city hall.

Inside the city hall.

With a painting in the function hall.

With a painting in the function hall.

Mam Lorie :)

Mam Lorie 🙂

Mam Lorie came by and gave us snacks. We had cassava cake and Pepsi for merienda. I love the cassava cake, it’s yummy and filling. Then during lunch, we went down to the canteen where we were served with nilagang baka, adobong sitaw, rice, Pepsi, and watermelon. 🙂 Then for merienda again we had pinaputok na tinatapay and C2.

Nilagang Baka and Adobong Sitaw

Nilagang Baka and Adobong Sitaw

Lunch with the trainees.

Lunch with the trainees.

With the trainees and Mam Lorie.

With the trainees and Mam Lorie.

After the training, Sir Paul and I went back to the pensionne house to leave our things before we went out to Maranding. Maranding is like their local business center. There are several establishments there. It is somewhat similar to Baclaran or Divisoria. For dinner we chose an ihaw-ihaw station along the street. I had grilled chorizo, pork barbecue, puso (steamed rice in coconut leaves shaped like a heart), and soft drinks.

On Fruit Ninja, Rhalph beat my top score. 😦 Must get a higher score!!! Anyway, I now started reading Private by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. This is sooo exciting! I totally love his books!

That’s it for today!

xoxo,

♥ Monique ♥

Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte (Day 1)

Kapatagan Lanao del Norte (Day 1)

Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte (Day 1)

Disclaimer: This is a late post.

On February 6, we traveled from Manila (NAIA Terminal 3) to Ozamiz (Labo Airport) via the 6:05 am flight of Cebu Pacific Air. The flight is supposedly good for 1 hour and 30 minutes but the plane landed 10 minutes early. Hurray Cebu Pacific!

Welcome to Ozamiz!

Welcome to Ozamiz!

What I first noticed upon landing were the surrounding trees and fields. The ground also showed evidence of recent rainfall–no wonder there was a lot of turbulence while on the plane. The airport was really small and when you have to get your luggage, you get it directly from the porters.

Baggage Claim Area

Baggage Claim Area

From the airport, we rode a tricycle to the pier. The usual fare per person is just P60 but the driver charged us P75 each including our luggage. We learned that they trick “tourists” by charging higher fares. 😦 From the pier, we rode a ferry to Mukas. The fare is P25 plus a terminal fee of P3.

2nd Level of the Ferry

2nd Level of the Ferry

Other passengers

Other passengers

The Ferry aka Barge

The Ferry aka Barge

The ferry transports people as well as vehicles such as buses, cars, and motorcycles. Upon alighting the ferry, we rode a tricycle to the highway for P25 each. And then we took a bus to Kapatagan. The bus fare is P35 only so we thought it was just a short ride. But lo and behold, it probably took almost an hour of traversing mountains and fields before we got to Kapatagan Town Center where Ms. Lorelyn Ignacio, the franchisee, was waiting for us.

Probably because our exhaustion and hunger were evident on our faces, Mam Lorie invited us to have breakfast at Emma’s. I had Chicken Lomi and Paul had Beef Mami. It was only P45 so we thought the serving size was really small… something like merienda size. Again, we were fooled by the price. Their servings are quite large! (Actually, the noodles, meat, and vegetables are just small portions. Majority of the dish is made of soup. A stark contrast from what is being served by Chowking.) One good thing, it was served hot and steaming–something that made me happy because I love my soup very hot.

After eating, we went to Pensionne Jonica which is the only place in the area that offers lodging and accommodation. It’s a good thing that it is just near the City Hall which is our training venue. After having deposited our things, Mam Lorie gave us a tour of the area. We visited the City Hall of Kapatagan Lanao del Norte which looks newly renovated and is smaller compared to those in Metro Manila. Nevertheless, it is just appropriate for the area which can be generally described as quiet and simple. Ah, the life in the province. 🙂

Then we visited the store which is located at Kapatagan Town Center. It is still under renovation. Hopefully, it will be finished in 2 weeks so that they can open already.

Soon to Open: Generika Kapatagan Branch

Soon to Open: Generika Kapatagan Branch

View from the Store

View from the Store

After that, we had lunch at Liberty Cafe. We availed of their budget meal which is composed of 1 small piece of fried chicken, rice, and bulalo soup for P55 only. Then Mam Lorie treated us to a halo-halo. Their halo-halo is priced at P75 and it’s a good mix of beans, nata de coco, banana, corn flakes, corn, jelly, and ice cream. What a refreshing treat especially that the weather is hot and humid. So love the halo-halo!

Inside Liberty Cafe

Inside Liberty Cafe

Halo-Halo! :)

Halo-Halo! 🙂

After lunch, we went back to our rooms. I just watched the news mostly featuring the magnitude 6.9 earthquake at Negros Oriental and other provinces in Visayas like Cebu and Iloilo. The initially issued tsunami alert frightened me because the word “tsunami” is something that I will now always associate with what happened in Japan. Thankfully, the alert was revoked but still panic is in the air. I just prayed for the safety of the people who were affected and for the repose of the souls of those who perished during the earthquake.

I took a nap and woke up at 7pm. We then went out to have dinner. Unfortunately, almost all of the establishments are closed by 7pm. We literally scoured the area for a place to have dinner. Having no other choice, we ended up at Emma’s where we had fried chicken (P20), rice (P10), sotanghon soup (P40), and soft drinks (P15). After that, I bought water and some mangoes. 🙂

I stayed up a little late because I was chatting with Rhalph. I miss him and home so much… *sigh* Anyway, I’m so hooked into Fruit Ninja lately. Rhalph and I will be comparing scores. 😀 Challenge accepted!

Here are my initial observations about Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte:

  • On language: The local dialect is Bisaya, which is somehow a relief because I can understand a few phrases I learned from my previous provincial training at Cebu.
  • On food and dining: There are no fast food chains and restaurants in the area. There are only a handful of carinderias and canteens, most of which are Halal. Thus, their main dishes are made of chicken and beef. Although we’ve seen some pork products such as barbecue and chorizo at ihaw-ihaw stalls. What makes up for the lack of restaurants is the abundance of bakeries.
  • On transportation: You can go around the area by riding a sikad for only P5. Buses are available for longer routes. There are no cabs.
  • On way of life: Most of the establishments are closed by 7pm. At night, the area is poorly lit so it’s best to bring a flashlight with you wherever you go.
  • On the locals: I can generally describe them as nice, friendly, quiet, and simple. 🙂

Done for the day. Whew! Training starts tomorrow. Must get lots of rest. Ciao!

xoxo,

♥ Monique ♥

Valentine’s Day and 17th Monthsary Double Celebration

Valentine's Day and 17th Monthsary Double Celebration

Valentine's Day and 17th Monthsary Double Celebration

This month of love, Rhalph and I had a double celebration–Valentine’s Day (Feb 14) and our 17th Monthsary (Feb 15). Rhalph was very very sweet… he planned everything! 🙂 He really made me feel special and so loved. ♥

Valentine's Day Card

Valentine's Day Card

I give him a card for every special occasion. I believe that I express my feelings best through writing. So there… another card to add to his collection. Hehe!

We had our lunch at Pizza Hut in Glorietta Makati. We went to the mall in our couple shirt. 😉

Rhalph and I in our couple shirt.

Rhalph and I in our couple shirt.

Rhalph's shirt says "LOVE HER"

Rhalph's shirt says "LOVE HER"

My shirt says "LOVE HIM"

My shirt says "LOVE HIM"

We ordered our favorite: Bacon Cheeseburger Supreme pan pizza in Cheesy Volcano. Yum! We also ordered Clam Chowder (for me), Cream of Chicken Soup (for him), and Chicken Tenders.

Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder

I had their tomato-based clam chowder. They also served bread sticks with it. I usually order cream of chicken, so I ordered something different for a change.

Cream of Chicken Soup

Cream of Chicken Soup

Rhalph had their Cream of Chicken soup, which is a creamy soup with tender chicken blended with pesto.

Chicken Tenders

Chicken Tenders

Chicken Tenders. Tender and juicy fried chicken strips, with a mild cajun kick, served with french fries and BBQ dip.

Bacon Cheeseburger Supreme pan pizza in Cheesy Volcano

Bacon Cheeseburger Supreme pan pizza in Cheesy Volcano

Delicious crispy bacon and beef on a mildly sweet sauce. Also topped with a triple layer of cheddar and mozarrela cheese with an explosion of 3 delicious cheeses bursting from the crust.

And since it’s Valentine’s Day, Pizza Hut Bistro gave me a long-stemmed red rose.

My red rose.

My red rose.

After lunch, we strolled around the mall and went to have our picture taken in a studio. We chose Kodak because they have this Valentine’s Day offer. We get 2 pcs 4R and 2 pcs wallet sized pictures with 2 photo cards. 🙂 Here’s our pictures:

Love this shot!

Love this shot!

Another one. :)

Another one. 🙂

It was our first time to have a studio pic together. Nice, right? 🙂 Then we decided to have some drinks at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at Greenbelt. I was able to use by Belle de Jour Lifestyle Card allowing me to get a free upgrade for my drink. Yay! I had Tropical Passion tea latte and Rhalph had Double Vanilla ice blended.

We stayed there for a while because I was also reading an e-book entitled “Private: #1 Suspect” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Plus, we had time to kill before the movie starts.

Me drinking tea latte while reading a book.

Me drinking tea latte while reading a book.

After that, we went back to Glorietta to watch “The Vow”. It was a nice movie that moved me to tears. Perfect movie for Valentine’s Day… although it was a bit sad and bitin. Then, we went to TGIFriday’s for dinner.

Lovin' the decorations at TGIFriday's.

Lovin' the decorations at TGIFriday's.

While waiting...

While waiting...

The place is so packed. We had to wait for 15 minutes to be seated. While waiting, they served us cheddar and sour cream chips with iced tea. When we were finally given a seat inside, it still took a while for our orders to be served. So we took pictures to pass the time. 😛

All smiles!

All smiles!

*wink*

*wink*

Peace!

Peace!

Finally, our food arrived. *drools*

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

A hearty, flavorful broth made with sweet caramelized onions. Topped with crouton and melted Mozzarella cheese. Absolutely my favorite! I tried creating my own version of this 2 years ago… but I can’t make it quite the same as this. Hehe. I’ll try again next time. 😛

Strawberry Lemonade Slush

Strawberry Lemonade Slush

This is a refreshing blend of the finest strawberries and Minute Maid Lemonade. I like it though I think it’s very sweet for my taste.

Pacific Grilled Pork Chop

Pacific Grilled Pork Chop

Rhalph ordered this for himself. Porkloin chops, coated in special spices and chargrilled. Served with buttered string beans and red bell pepper, a slice of pineapple, and rice pilaf.

Mushroom Chicken and Mushrooms

Mushroom Chicken and Mushrooms

This one I ordered for myself. Deep fried chicken and topped with mushrooms and Mozzarella cheese. Served with corn, fried mushroom balls, mashed potatoes, and rice pilaf. I love this one too! Though I had a hard time finishing all these. 😛

So these are the highlights of our celebration. ♥ It was a very special celebration for the both of us. These are very rare moments where we get to bond and spend some quality time together. I wish we’d have more times like these. In these moments, what I really treasure most is the fact that we get to be together… just the two of us. It’s not about the food we eat or the movies we watch, it’s the attention that we give to one another, the talks we have, the sweetness, the hugs and kisses, the loving stares… Those sweet and delightful moments that can only be shared by two people who are madly in love with one another. ♥

On this day, Rhalph made me feel extra special. He really went out of his way just for us to be able to relax and enjoy the day. I felt like a princess all over again. Forgive me for being cheesy… but he really makes me feel so loved–not just today but always. He truly makes me feel like I’m the only girl in the world. He showers me with so much love and attention… I cannot ask for more. I am truly blessed to have him in my life. 🙂

So baby, if you’re reading this, I want you to know that I love you and I appreciate everything that you’ve done and been doing for me. I love you sooo much!

xoxo,

Monique 

Buy 200 pesos worth of generic medicines at any Generika Drugstore and get a chance to win 100 cool gadgets!

GADGETulations!!! Raffle Promo

GADGETulations!!! Raffle Promo

It is graduation time once again! Maybe you are thinking of the perfect graduation gift to reward your children for their accomplishments. And what presents do kids want nowadays? GADGETS more than anything else! But gadgets are quite expensive and in this tough trying times, not everyone has the money to spend on such lavish gifts. But don’t you worry! Generika Drugstore offers you an opportunity to make the wishes of your graduating sons or daughters a reality by joining Generika Drugstore’s “GADGETulations Promo!” For a minimum purchase of 200 pesos worth of generic medicines, you can have a chance to win any of these 100 cool gadgets: 15 Samsung Galaxy Tab, 10 Samsung Galaxy Ace, 10 Samsung Netbook, 25 Canon Powershot and 40 Apple Ipod Shuffle. Surely, these gadgets will be perfect as graduation gifts!

Hurry! March your way to the nearest Generika Drugstore branch and avail of this promo. Promo period is from February 15 – April 15, 2012 only.

Here are the full promo mechanics:

  1. Promo is valid at all Generika Drugstore branches.
  2. This promo applies exclusively to purchase of generic medicines.
  3. For a minimum single receipt purchase of P200.00 worth of generic medicines, a customer is entitled for 1 raffle coupon. Every additional P200.00 worth of generic medicines, the customer is entitled to another raffle coupon, with a maximum of five (5) raffle coupons per single transaction. Raffle coupons are printed directly on the lower part of the POS official receipt.
  4. Customer must fill out the raffle coupon with their complete name, address, date of birth, contact number and signature. Tear off the coupon and drop it into the designated drop box. Customer must keep the official receipt. No official receipt, no prize.
  5. Senior citizens are also qualified to join the promo, as long as the net transaction exceeds P200.00 of generic medicines.
  6. Grand draw is on April 30, 2012, in the Head Office of Generika Drugstore in Paranaque City.
  7. A participant can only win once. If a customer wins more than once, he/she shall be entitled to the higher prize.
  8. There shall be a re-draw in case of a disqualified winner due to reasons such as invalid coupon, or missing contact details, etc.
  9. Winners shall be notified via registered mail and/or through their landline / mobile number. Winners shall have sixty (60) days to claim their prize. Winners shall claim their prizes personally or through a duly appointed relative, at the head office of Generika.
  10. For validation purposes, winners must bring the following upon claiming their prize: (a) any two valid identification cards, (b) registered mail sent by Generika Drugstore; (c) original official receipt of the winning coupon. d) Duly signed appointment letter of a relative to claim the prize on their behalf, together with two valid identification cards of the relative claiming the prize on their behalf.
  11. Generika Drugstore reserves the right to implement security checks on all prize claims and refuse awarding of prizes if coupons presented are stolen, mutilated, forged, or tampered. Any person who commits, conspires to commit or in any way aids in the commission of any act of tampering, counterfeiting, or fraud shall be automatically disqualified from this promo and from all future Generika Drugstore promos. He/She shall be subject to legal action.
  12. All Generika Drugstore’s officers, franchisees, employees, employees of franchisees, advertising agencies, and suppliers and their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the promotion.
  13. All prizes are tax-free.

And of course, just to see the promo posters myself, I visited the nearest Generika Drugstore and took some pictures:

GADGETulations!!! Raffle Promo Dropbox

GADGETulations!!! Raffle Promo Dropbox

Just me with the dropbox :)

Just me with the dropbox 🙂

Me again. :)

Me again. 🙂

Aren’t those gadgets really cool? I want to have those as well if only I’m not disqualified from joining. Hehe!

So what are you waiting for? Visit any Generika Drugstore near you and get 1 raffle coupon for every 200 pesos worth of generic medicines that you buy. The more raffle coupons you get, the more chances of winning! 🙂 Best of luck!

xoxo,

♥ Monique ♥

 

P.S. Here’s the official video for the Generika TV: